This course is intended to rapidly familiarize QBMG/CBMG students (and others) with central themes in Molecular Genetics and in topics germane to quantitative and computational biology. It is held at the beginning of the fall term in order to facilitate rotation choices.

Each speaker is in charge of a 2-hour session consisting of a presentation/discussion. The first hour is a general introduction to their field.  The second hour is an overview of some key questions in the field, and a description of their own research goals. Each session comes with an assigned paper to read.  Each lecture (except the first) will end with a five-point quiz on the reading and the lecture. The mark is determined 50% from the quiz scores and 50% from the final exam.

Note: This is a two-credit QBMG/CBMG graduate topic course

Coordinator: Dr. Tim Hughes

Date: Mondays & Wednesdays, September 6 - October 30, 2017 (no class Sept. 20 & Oct. 9)

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Place: Donnelly Centre, Black Room

Please submit your course request by August 15, 2017.

Name *
Degree *
Will you be reclassifying/qualifying this fall? *
With the exception of Biochemistry students, students from other departments must be registered in MMG1012H in order to take topics through the Department of Molecular Genetics. Biochemistry students should confirm with their Graduate Office to ensure our topics can count towards their module courses.
Students should choose multiple topics in order to ensure that they are able to register for topics this Fall. Indicate the priority of this course in relation to your other choices.